Luge Canada

Another Medal for Canada at World Luge Championship

Canada Luge - Media ReleaseIn the final day of competition at the World JuniorLuge Championship, Kyle Connelly added to Canada's medal count with a 3rd place finish to take the Bronze in Men's singles. Connelly's two run combined time of one minute 40.974 seconds was less that two tenths of a second behind Austrian Martin Abentung who took the Goldon his home track with a time of 1:40.799. Frank Soccal of Germany slipped past Connelly on his second run to take over second spot witha time of 1:40.919.

Chris Moffat of Canada also placed in the top ten with his 8th spot finish of 1:41.299.

Connelly, age 18 of Calgary, has been a solid contender at past Junior World Championships, however, unlike past seasons, he has been competing without injuries during this year's World Cup and World Championship events. "I'm very happy with my placing even though I slipped from second to third after my second run," reported Connelly following the medal ceremony. "Its been a long season with some great results from everyone on the team in junior and senior world competition. We're all very proud to represent Canada."

In earlier competition at the challenging Austrian track outside ofInnsbruck, Canada won Silver in the team competition and the doublesteam of Grant Albrecht and Mike Moffat captured bronze in the mens doubles.

Led by Coaches Maria Luise Rainer and Andre Benoit, National Team members Regan Lauscher, Nicole Simon, Grant Albrecht, Jeff Christie, Kyle Connelly, Chris Moffat, Mike Moffat, Ryan Paton and Eric Pothierwill be returning to Calgary on February 15. Senior Tyler Seitz returned to Calgary earlier following last weekend's Senior World Cup in St. Moritz.